The points of distinction between Profit and Loss Accoont and Balance Sheet are:
(i) A profit and loss account shows the profit or loss made by the business during a particular period. While a balance sheet shows the financial position of the business
on a particular date.
(ii) A profit and loss account incorporates those items which are of a revenue nature while a balance sheet incorporates those items which are of a capital nature.
(iii) Of course, both profit and loss account and the balance sheet are prepared from the Trial Balance. However, the accounts transferred to the profit and loss account are finally closed while the accounts transferred to the balance sheet represent those accounts whose balances are to be carried forward to the next year.